Family: Pelobatidae, Spadefoot Toads view all from this family
Description Plump. Tan-gray/green/brown. Smooth skinned. Darker mottling or spotting. Sickle-shaped spade on hind feet.
Dimensions 5.7-8.9cm. (2 1/4-3 1/2")
Voice Similar sound to bleating lamb.
Breeding After sufficient rainfall. April-September. Eggs attached to vegetation in temporary pools. In warm conditions hatches within 36 hours. Transforms after 2-6 weeks.
Habitat Can survive dry areas. Short grass prairies
Range Baja penĚnsula, California & Arizona into Mexico.
Discussion Discovered by Darius Nash Couch, while on expedition in northern Mexico. Nocturnal. Burrows underground in dry periods.